in Space

AEUK Inspires VEC students with trip to NASA

Posted 3 April 2017 · Add Comment

Five inspirational students are going for Gold with the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award, helped by Dorset Company Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK), who have donated £2,000 towards their residential trip to NASA, USA.



Here they will undertake astronaut training and visit Kennedy Space Centre and Cape Canaveral.

The five young people from Victoria Education Centre for Disabled Young People will be pushing their personal boundaries on their journey towards a GOLD DofE award.They will be learning important skills and gaining new experiences through volunteering, physical, skills and expedition activities.

When Alison Dougle, a Physical Activity Assistant at the Victoria Education Centre, approached AEUK describing the huge logistical and financial challenges ahead of the students, who also require carers to go with them to ensure they are well looked after, the company had no hesitation in offering their financial support.

“The young people who attend Victoria Education Centre are an inspiration,” said John Sutcliffe, Head of Business Development, AEUK.` “Their incredible enthusiasm, energy and desire to succeed in what will be an enormous challenge, both in their individual fundraising efforts and the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award itself is wonderful to witness.”

“We will work extremely hard to achieve this”, explained Alison, “and through the incredible generosity of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK the £2,000 donated has already paid for one student to make the trip.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Smiths Detection to enhnce security at Japan's Narita Airport

Smiths Detection has been selected to supply innovative solutions for people screening and search functions in Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the Indian Ocean carrier. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, was delivered during a ceremony held in Mauritius today.

Maycast-Nokes wins National Apprenticeship Award

Maycast-Nokes has won the Medium Employer Of The Year 2017 (East of England) at the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 airports

At this year's ACI World & Africa Annual General Assembly (WAGA) hosted by Airports of Mauritius Co, the global airport industry issued an update on the progress it has been making in addressing its CO2 emissions, through the

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers A330neo first test flight

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today.

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing Gatwick hangar

Boeing's proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar has been granted permission to go ahead by Crawley Borough Council, with full works scheduled to commence later this year.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI FAV BT1007161117Advanced Engineering BT1007021117SMI AirMissBT0305251017FIL18 BT111017220718Aviation Africa BT18418SMI MilSat BT2907101117